The classic metal band will play their final show in Birmingham next February
The classic metal band will play their final show in Birmingham next February.
Black Sabbath have revealed the dates for their final ever tour, which will end at the band’s Birmingham home town in February 2017.
The dates were revealed on flyers handed out at Download, the band headlined the festival on Saturday (June 11). Priority Tickets for Black Sabbath are available from 9am on Wednesday, June 15.
The seven-date tour is said to be the final leg of Black Sabbath’s farewell tour ‘The End’, which began this January. Ahead of Birmingham, they will visit Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds and London.
The classic Black Sabbath line-up of guitarist Tony Iommi, frontman Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward reformed in 2011. Ward – who this week announced his new band Day Of Errors – quit before the reunion tour began. They’ve since released one new album, ‘13’, in 2013 which featured Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk in Ward’s place.
Iommi overcame lymphoma in 2013 and said in March the band was no longer capable of playing long tours. He said: “I just can’t keep going out on these long tours. Don’t get me wrong, I still love gigging. It’s the travelling and the exhaustion that goes with it that’s the problem.”
Black Sabbath will play:
Manchester, Arena (January 22)
Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (January 24)
Leeds, First Direct Arena (January 26)
London, The O2 (January 29, 31)
Birmingham, Genting Arena (February 2,4)
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